Acoustics & Structural Vibrations Training

Date & Location

City: Zoetermeer
Date: September 29, 2014
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: COMSOL BV
Röntgenlaan 37
2719 DX Zoetermeer


This is an introduction to acoustics and vibration phenomena in the COMSOL Multiphysics environment including structural-acoustics couplings and piezoelectricity. We will demonstrate simulations of both elastic and fluid waves: how a vibrating structure induces pressure waves in a surrounding fluid as well as how the surrounding fluid acts as an impedance load on the vibrating structure and how it changes its frequency characteristics. Modal, frequency-response, and transient simulations are covered.


  • Sound propagation through mufflers and similar devices
  • Acoustic waves generated by elastic vibrations
  • Piezo-acoustic devices
  • Vibration analysis of mechanical components
  • Elasto-acoustics and non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs) for optimal modeling of infinite domains


Frank de Pont

He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. The first years of his career he specialized on numerical methods for lifetime prediction of fiber reinforced plastic- and rubber components within a wide range of external conditions such as airflow, impact and wear. After joining COMSOL in 2005 he stretched his expertise to the full extent of applied physics: from loudspeakers to water purification, from electro-chemistry to linear electro motors, from superconductivity to thermal management.

Suggested Background

This course is suitable for anyone interested in using COMSOL Multiphysics for the mathematical modeling of physics phenomena. An advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate level of engineering or science education is assumed. Also assumed is some familiarity with the basic concepts of acoustics and structural dynamics. Attendees should have an understanding of the COMSOL GUI, model building methods, and multiphysics finite element methods.


Please register using the form below. You will receive an email confirmation of your reservation along with a quotation. This quotation can be used by your purchasing department to place a formal order.


The fee for this course is € 675 per person. Academic discounts are available upon request.
All prices exclude VAT. Charges include course materials, lunch and tea/coffee.

Payment Methods

For payment we will accept direct bank payments or a purchase order.

For more information please contact
Saskia Zijleman
Röntgenlaan 37
2719 DX Zoetermeer
phone: + (31) (0)79 363 4230
Fax: + (31) (0)79 361 4212


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